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Friday, March 1, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holidays that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn about and use a technique to make this unique Easter Egg. This program is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and repeats the following Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice. Topics range from 'Edible Seeds and berries' to 'Chaparral Communities and Pruning Techniques'. This month's topic is Warfare in the Garden: how plants protect themselves from pests and invasions. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
Claim Jumper restaurant, corners of Crenshaw and Lomita Blvds
The South Bay Scooter Club meets the first Saturday of every month for a chance to ride around the South Bay on our scooters with fellow scooter enthusiasts. Though vintage Italian scooters are preferred, all types of scooters are always welcome. Meet at Claim Jumper restaurant in Torrance at 12:30pm. Ride leaves around 1pm-ish. Different routes and end spots are chosen every month. Come out and ride!!
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre
South Bay Ballet’s 33rd season continues with its annual dance concert BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience, bringing world-class classical and contemporary ballet to the Southland while cultivating the work of the region’s top choreographers fused with emerging talent. Visiting artists include Ballet Yuma’s celebrated director and choreographer, Jon Cristofori; as well as Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s artistic director and award-winning choreographer, Robert Kelley. This season’s BRAVO! will also feature guest company, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, along with a showcase piece of emerging choreography from Benjamin Simoens.
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
You will find orchids galore and more at this annual plant lovers show featuring exhibits by leading Californian and Hawaiian growers, potting and corsage demonstrations, orchid classes, and hourly opportunity drawings for unique prizes. A judged competition event will be a highlight at this years show and sale.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre
South Bay Ballet’s 33rd season continues with its annual dance concert BRAVO! The Classical & Contemporary Ballet Experience, bringing world-class classical and contemporary ballet to the Southland while cultivating the work of the region’s top choreographers fused with emerging talent. Visiting artists include Ballet Yuma’s celebrated director and choreographer, Jon Cristofori; as well as Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s artistic director and award-winning choreographer, Robert Kelley. This season’s BRAVO! will also feature guest company, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, along with a showcase piece of emerging choreography from Benjamin Simoens.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to three years, and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964. This program is a repeat of the 10:15 a.m. session.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Spring 2013 Classes begins for Torrance residents.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. Babytime is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre - 3330 Civic Center Drive
Learning the Language of Art - Ever at a loss for the right words to describe the efffects of a painting or scupture? Wanting to explain an artwork without adding your personal opinions? Let's start by getting to the core of art. Using art works from LACMA'S permanent collection we will learn the keys to understanding and analyzing art works. We will focus on the elements of art which are the tools artists use to silently communicate with their viewer.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Please join CSUDH professor Connie Vadheim for entertaining and educational classes on various native plant topics. This class occurs the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and repeats the following 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every month is a different topic - never the same class twice! Topic's range from 'Edible Seeds and Berries' to 'Chaparral Communities and Pruning Techniques'. This month's topic is Warfare in the Garden: how plants protect themselves from pests and invasions. After each presentation, Connie will lead the class through the Nature Center's Native Plant Garden to illustrate key points and further discussion. Handouts are included. This class is best for adults. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This story and song program is for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, but the space can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Crafters are invited to bring a current portable project and a sack lunch to the Library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd,
Meeting adjourned to Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del amo, Torrance 90503
The Art of Digital Photography Basic Digital Photography I – Demystifying your Camera Settings **$79.00 - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 March 6th thru March 27th ALL those buttons and dials got you mystified? This course will simplify it for you. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO made easy! Each student will receive individual attention to help them assess and improve their skills. Understand your camera and learn the essentials for creating a great image! 1. Camera settings, jpg and RAW. Explaining the need for calibrating your monitor and how it’s done. 2. Uploading and organizing images in your computer. Basic image processing (exposure and color correction). 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on March 24th) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on March 20th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, March 24th from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. Ages 18+ For more information call the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invites the public to learn about the Holy Prophet of Islam, Messenger of Peace. We welcome a spirit of interfaith dialogue and tolerance. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Hey kids bring your favorite adult! Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. This program occurs on the 1st Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 months - 6 years. Free! $5 donation requested. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
1225 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
This Thursday March 7th we have national clown troupe THE FOUR CLOWNS coming to entertain and interact with the crowd. Also accomplished singer, songwriter and percussionist Stacy Robin will be providing live music. Face painter Yoona Cha of Jollyfish will be at the market offering creative face art with family friendly designs. All this plus our arts & crafts booths, jewelry, antique appraisals and happy hour specials at the downtown restaurants. Come check out this fun community event! FREE PARKING at The Depot Restaurant, 1250 Cabrillo Ave. and the public parking structure on Sartori.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
Free Storytelling, Museum visit and Art Workshop. Children ages 7-11 and an accompanying adult with the child at all times. Space is limited and registration is required. Library booklist with related topics is distributed a the end of the workshop. Participants and their parents will meet at the Torrance Art Museum
 
 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for pre-schoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting and other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
World-class vocalist Perla Batalla is a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave, and Laurie Anderson. Perla inhabits her music completely and is “an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion.” (SongTalk)
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | (All Day)   
Location TBA
Dance Competition - Friday to Sunday
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us at the Madrona Marsh to celebrate California's Arbor Day! We will be planting native plants and grasses, to enhance the natural beauty and the habitats of the Preserve. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or holidays that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
COLUMBIA PARK - 18861 Prairie Ave, Torrance
CHERRY BLOSSOM CULTURAL FESTIVAL - a FREE cultural festival - Please bring a picnic lunch, blanket and sit amonst the blossoming cherry trees. Food Trucks will be on site for food purchases.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum
A comprehensive manual to contemporary painting from Los Angeles and beyond - Compiled by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos - Featuring works by: Christopher Kuhn, Heather Gwen Martin, HK Zamani, Matthew Choberka, Claudia Morales McCain, Joe Lloyd, Summer Wheat, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Tyler Vlahovich, Aaron Smith, Lisa Sanditz, Juan Carlos Quintana, Monique Prieto, Marcus Perez, Esmeralda Montes, David Leapman, Tom LaDuke, Laura Krifka, Julienne Hsu, Andrew Foster, Kent Familton, Helen Garber, Trudy Benson, Sarah Awad, Kevin Appel, Nicholas Aguayo
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the whole family, enjoy all the spaghetti you like and feel good about it later as the proceeds go to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation summer camp for burn patients.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
World-class vocalist Perla Batalla is a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave, and Laurie Anderson. Perla inhabits her music completely and is “an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion.” (SongTalk)
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Catch the magic and join the fun as Wendy, John, and Michael take off on a high flying musical adventure to Never-Never-Land and meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the ever irascible Tinkerbell.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid, the author of "Harley the Harlequin Bug", for an afternoon of science and fun for the whole family. Thr program will focus on the life cycle of the Harlequin bug along with diet, anatomy, habitat and means of defense. Following the presentation, participants will all get their own live Harlequin bug to observe with magnifiers and microscopes. We will finish up the lesson with a puzzle craft and head out onto the preserve to look for Harlequin bugs in the marsh. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration is recommended. $5 per person or $10 per family. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Monday, March 11, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
City Hall West Annex
Registration for Spring 2013 Classes begins for Non-residents.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Bartlett Center, 1318 Cravens Ave.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Whether you are an avid birder or just a beginner, you'll have fun on this walk. Great for seniors! Search the Madrona Marsh Preserve for our local residents and seasonal visitors. Bob Shanman is a local birding expert and vibrant speaker. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the natural history of the South Bay? Invite a friend to this fun class where you will enjoy a short lecture, short stroll and light refreshments. This month's topic is Geology. This program occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 W. Artesia Blvd.
Celebrate the traditions of St. Patrick's Day with stories and a craft. This program is recommended for school-aged children and free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del amo, Torrance 90503
The Art of Digital Photography Basic Digital Photography I – Demystifying your Camera Settings **$79.00 - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 March 6th thru March 27th ALL those buttons and dials got you mystified? This course will simplify it for you. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO made easy! Each student will receive individual attention to help them assess and improve their skills. Understand your camera and learn the essentials for creating a great image! 1. Camera settings, jpg and RAW. Explaining the need for calibrating your monitor and how it’s done. 2. Uploading and organizing images in your computer. Basic image processing (exposure and color correction). 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on March 24th) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on March 20th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, March 24th from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. Ages 18+. For more information call the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
CATV Meeting Room, 3350 Civic Center Dr.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room
 
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM book group meets monthly to discuss mystery and suspense. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for current selection. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
A beginner's guide to birds, bird life and behavior. This month's topic is: A Season for Ducks - featuring American Wigeon, Cinnamon, Blue-winged and Green-Winged Teals and Gadwall (aside of Canvasback and Ruddy Ducks). Each class will include a short presentation about the featured birds followed by a walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve to look for them. This program occurs on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Classes are limited to 20 students. Ages 9+. Free! Donations accepted. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems M5 Building Parking Lot, Aviation Blvd. and Marine Ave. between Sepulveda and Aviation Blvds., Manhattan Beach. Enter roundup from Aviation Blvd.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
For over 43 years, the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild has helped support local high school students with scholarships. This annual event will offer a fun day that will include handcrafted items, opportunity drawings, food, and ‘make it and take it’ arts and crafts for the kids.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Torrance Airport Community Room, 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance
The Torrance branch of American Association of University Women present speaker Judy Milestone who will share her experiences as a CNN producer, UCLA educator, and her U.S. State Dept. assignment to Cambodia.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Columbia Park, 4045 – 190th St., northwest corner of 190th St. and Prairie Ave., Torrance

Come and learn ways to reduce and recycle yard waste by composting, “grasscycling,” worm composting, and water-wise gardening at Torrance’s permanent composting and water-wise gardening demonstration site at Columbia Park. It is operated in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
The Beginning Workshop teaches backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening.
The Advanced Workshop teaches organic gardening, the art and science of good soil, environmentally responsible ways to control pests, conserving water around the garden, and using native and drought-tolerant plants.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Drowining in paperwork? Downsizing to a smaller home? Trying to get rid of that storage unit? Join expert Tracy McCubbin of dClutterfly as she gives helpful hints to master the clutter in our lives. This program is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
WMoF 3315 Airport Dr. Torrance
The Western Museum of Flight (WMoF) WMoF Celebrity Series welcomes Barry Tyson, long time Garrett AiResearch executive. Although the company has gone thru numerous name changes, the founder’s name, Garrett, the value of Cliff Garrett and Garrett AiResearch can’t be overlooked. Garrett AiResearch (founded in 1936), had to relocate (1959) from their facilities to make room for expansion of LAX. Garrett moved to 190th and Crenshaw in Torrance. GAR started with military aircraft turbines but became known for as a major innovator and supplier in the airline industry. Turbo engines, turbo fans, foil bearings, heat transfer and even the first inflatable airliner evacuation slides. Join us as Tyson shares some fascinating insights into the history and achievements of this quintessential American institution. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM - 3320 Civic Center Drive
Super Hero Mask Making Worshop with Artist Kiel Johnson AGES 8 - 14 - This mask making workshop is an opportunity for the youth of Torrance to peel away from their screens and keyboards for a day of hands-on 3-D problem solving and mask making using common materials found in their homes to create beautiful wearable sculpture. Participants should wear old clothing they can paint on and bring a sack lunch
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Though the Prohibition period in which alcohol was banned in the USA ended eighty years ago, the cultural reverberations of that era are still with us. Some of the changes, such as the rize and glamorization of organized crime, are obvious, but there are more subtle changes that affect our daily lives more profoundly. Culinary historian Richard Foss will give an illustrated lecture on America as it was before Prohibition took hold and how dining options, food preferences, dating habits, and other elements of our culture were changed by a utopian cultural experiment gone wrong. Richard Foss is a journalist and author who is currently working on a book about the history of dining in the air, from the zeppelin era to the space station. He is the author of "Rum: A Global History" and a memeber of the Board of the Culinary Historians of Southern California.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Do you know what's visible in the Spring sky? Don't miss this chance to discuss and view Jupiter and the early evening stars with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Join us for this extra special event where local South Bay “stars” paired with professional dancers compete to raise funds for their favorite non-profit organizations.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance CA
The Torrance Youth Council will be sponsoring their 27th Annual Spring Boutique. The boutique will feature one of a kind handcrafted items. Their will a childrens craft area and photos can be taken with the Giant Bunny for a nominal fee. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Youth Council's scholarship program "Beat the Odds." Which provides scholarships to graduating seniors who have beaten the odds to graduate. Come by and purchase that St. Patricks Day, Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day gift! Support Torrance's youth. We are currently accepting application to participate in the Spring Boutique.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
This class provides an opportunity for children to learn to paint or sharpen already acquired watercolor skills with local artist Jennifer Siegel. Watercolor paint and paper are provided. $10 per person. Ages 8+. Registration is recommended. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society, 1345 Post Ave.
Jamie Ruth Watson will discuss the early beginnings of public libraries in Torrance, including how Jared Sidney Torrance's vision for his new community included having a public library, and how Isabel Henderson, the first librarian, opened it in her living room in 1913. Sponsored by the Torrance Historical Society in honor of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service. This program is free and open to the public.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance
In celebration of the Torrance Public Library's Centennial, the Torrance Historical Society and the Library are teaming together to present Torrance Library Early Years : Why in a house? This program is one of many in a series of events highlighting the 100 years of service the Library will provide to the community. The Torrance Historical Society venue is befitting for the event, as the Museum was built in 1936 with WPA funds and was home to the Main Library until 1978. Jamie Ruth Watson, Librarian and Historian, will discuss the early beginnings of public libraries in the United States. Jared Sidney Torrance's vision for his new community will be shared as will the history of Mrs. Isabel Torrance Henderson, who opened the first library in her living room in 1913. The presentation will be illustrated with photos and other original materials from the Torrance Historical Society Museum's archives. Refreshments will be served compliments of COSTCO. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis -- no reservations are required.
 
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex commission room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
5:30 p.m. Executive Session, 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
General Audubon Meeting will be held tonight. Guest Speaker Don Desjardin will present and discuss "Jocotoco Antpitta Program." For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989 or go on the Friends of Madrona Marsh website at www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com/j/.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 1:30 PM   
City Hall, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join us for stories and crafts celebrating spring! This program is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Recommended for school aged children. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Commission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Bartlett Senior Center - 1318 Cravens Ave., Old Torrance
The Old Torrance Neighborhood Association (OTNA) has invited representatives from Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG), the world's leading retail real estate company and owners of the Del Amo Fashion Center, to discuss the remodel of the Del Amo Mall -- one of the most recognized and successful enclosed shopping malls in America. Set to begin in Spring of 2013, first on the list of improvements of the iconic 2.3 million square foot shopping center centrally located in Torrance, is replacement of the existing food court with a garden-inspired dining area and renovation of the interior of a portion of the north mall, which is scheduled to be completed by this year's holiday shopping season. A highlight of the redevelopment upgrades which Simon hopes to commence in 2014, and complete by holiday 2015, is the replacement of the single level mall north of the Macy's women's store with a new two-level mall and the addition of Nordstrom. The new Nordstrom store is expected to be two levels and will connect to the existing Macy's women's store, which will have a new mall entry into its third level women's clothing departments. The March OTNA meeting is sponsored by Poppy Beauty Bar.
 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories and a craft celebrating the arrival of spring. This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Ave.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Have fun with Dave Beery and his Awesome Island Instruments. Steel drums, ukeleles and much much more! This program is free and recommended for school-aged children, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information. NOTE time change to 3:30.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Artist's reception for author Cindy Reid and illustrator Joan Magner of "Harley the Harlequin Bug" will be held tonight from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View this fun and happy exhibit of art that brings a story to life. As a marsh volunteer, Cindy Reid has been inspired to write a children's book that takes place in the Madrona Marsh. Come hear the story of Harley and learn how the book was created from concept to printing with Joan Magner presenting how she created the digital art. "Harley the Harlequin Bug" is an ideal tool, beacause Harlequin Bugs can be found in the preserve year round. The story teaches the life cycle of an insect through a un story while highlighting the beauty of our marsh. Cindy and Joan will be happy to sign books which will be available. All proceeds go to the Friends of Madrona Marsh. Free! Donations accepted. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of music from composers such as Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn in the annual spring concert. The over 100 member symphonic orchestra with membership open to the South Bay communities is conducted by Mr. Elmer Su.
 
 
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our habitat restoration program every Saturday of every month from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this musical adaptation of the multi-award-winning book. Showcasing Tall Stories’ distinctive physical and visual performance style, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs, and scary fun!
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
On the 4th Sunday of every month, 150+ sellers set up in the streets of downtown Torrance with antiques, collectibles, furniture, toys, tools, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices. Also many of the great downtown restaurants and shops are open with Street Faire specials. Antique appraisals available by Dave Brownlee and his crew of experts for only $3.00 per item. The Street Faire celebrates 15 years in Oct. 2015. Rain or shine and pets welcome.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del amo, Torrance 90503
The Art of Digital Photography-Photo Walk Basic Digital Photography I – Demystifying your Camera Settings **$79.00 - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 March 6th thru March 27th ALL those buttons and dials got you mystified? This course will simplify it for you. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO made easy! Each student will receive individual attention to help them assess and improve their skills. Understand your camera and learn the essentials for creating a great image! 1. Camera settings, jpg and RAW. Explaining the need for calibrating your monitor and how it’s done. 2. Uploading and organizing images in your computer. Basic image processing (exposure and color correction). 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on March 24th) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on March 20th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, March 24th from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. Ages 18+. For more information call the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
There will be an exhibit of rocks from all over the world that display beautiful colors under ultraviolet lights presented by the Fluorescent Mineral Society. This exhibit is one of the most comprehensive and varied collections of fluorescent minerals you will ever see in one place. There will also be ‘how to’ demonstrations such as bead working, sphere making, gem carving, glass bead making, workshops for children and more.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of sacred music as the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale entertains us with their special concert.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chambers, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic will be tiny water life. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class, starting on the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children may be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for Pages and Pizza, a teen book group at the Southeast Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. For more information call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, Council Chamber, 3031 Torrance Bl.
NO MEETING
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! Antique appraisals available. All the downtown restaurants, bars, bakery & market are open as well as antique and specialty shops.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Join Cindy Reid every 4th Tuesday and Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon (rain or shine) for a hands-on science nature class. Emphasis will be placed on caring for the natural world and being good stewards of the planet. This month's topic is tiny water life. The first hour will be in the classroom for stories, a craft and science including live animals or plants and microscope use. The second hour will be walking out on the marsh to search for the things that we just studied. You will need to register for each class, starting the first of that month. Only 12 children may attend each class. We will do our best to be fair. A wait list up to 4 children may be be signed-in and dropped off for the first hour; parents may watch quietly in the back of the classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed in the classroom, but they are welcome to join us for the marsh walk. Ages 6-8 years. $5 donation requested per student. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Volunteers are needed for habitat restoration every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Join the group and gain expertise about weeds of the South Bay. This program is for adults willing to make a minimum commitment of 50-100 hours or more per year. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   
3201 Plaza Del amo, Torrance 90503
The Art of Digital Photography Basic Digital Photography I – Demystifying your Camera Settings **$79.00 - Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 March 6th thru March 27th ALL those buttons and dials got you mystified? This course will simplify it for you. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO made easy! Each student will receive individual attention to help them assess and improve their skills. Understand your camera and learn the essentials for creating a great image! 1. Camera settings, jpg and RAW. Explaining the need for calibrating your monitor and how it’s done. 2. Uploading and organizing images in your computer. Basic image processing (exposure and color correction). 3. * Field shoot in the Marsh (Sunday, 8:00am-12:30pm on March 24th) 4. Field shoot review - individuals images will be evaluated and suggestions given. * NOTE: NO CLASS on March 20th. Class 3 is a field shoot on Sunday, March 24th from 8:00am-12:30pm. Please bring your camera and tripod for a fun day of shooting in the Marsh. Ages 18+. For more information call the Nature Center at; (310)782-3989
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
City Hall, West Annex Comission Room, 3031 Torrance Blvd.
 
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join the Propagation Society and Linda Gonzales as we plant seeds for the future of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn how to: prepare soil for planting on the Marsh, grow native plants for restoration and fund raising events at the Madrona Marsh, 'pot up' plants to larger containers, collect and 'clean' seeds and prune native plants in the nursery. This program occurs every Thursday of every month. Best for adults or college age students. Ages 21+. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
20285 Western Avenue, Ste. 100, Torrance
 
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Friday, March 29, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
"Friday Fun" is a hands-on program for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and their parents or guardians. The program will be offered at no charge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Best to register on Tuesday for that week's Friday Fun Program. The program will incorporate story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the chosen topic. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. The topics emphasize respect for all living things and prepare the children (and parents) to be good stewards of the planet. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 kids. Best to call the Nature Center on Tuesday morning for that week's program. Free! Donations accepted. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Friday, March 29, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, March 29, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Birding by ear is a unique and important tool for birders both new and experienced. Join Tracy Drake and Ron Melin, as they teach you how to identify birds by their song. Ages 12+. Pre-registration is recommended. $5 per person. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our habitat restoration program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Art Center, Toyota Meeting Hall 3330 Civic Center Drive (Next to Ken Miller Recreation Center)
Come enjoy a morning of fun! Activities will include a pancake breakfast, puppet show, egg hunt, music by DJ Ozzie, picture with Bunny and more! Please bring your camera. $20.00 per person. Seating is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance. Resident registration begins March 5, 2013. Non-Resident registration begins March 12, 2013. The last day to register for this event is March 21, 2013. Please call (310) 618-2930 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw beautiful plants and animals? Do you admire those who can draw but you haven't really tried to learn yet? Well then, this class is for you. Join Lala Ragimov and discover that you can draw and make beautiful illustrations. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies provided. Adults and children from 9+ are welcome. This workshop happens once a month on a Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon; dates vary. Pre-registration is recommended. $10 per person. To register and for more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Drive
These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ - global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.
 
 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
TORRANCE THEATRE COMPANY - 1316 CABRILLO AVE, TORRANCE
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a contemporary classic about a young man on trial for allegedly murdering his father. Although it seems to be an open and shut case, there is but one lone juror among the twelve who is not convinced that the boy is guilty. This play's enthralling and controversial debate over this young man's fate will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of its final resolution.
 
 
Sunday, March 31, 2013 |   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
 
 
Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
1317 Sartori Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
The downtown Torrance Antique Street Faire is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in historic downtown Torrance. Over 200 sellers set up in the streets with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, pottery, arts & crafts, home decor and more...all on sale at bargain prices! There are also many antique and specialty shops open and lots of great restaurants, bakery, market and sports bars. Antique appraisals by Dave Brownlee and crew and music provided by DJ Ozzie. 8 am to 3 pm. Free admission & parking, pets welcome.
 
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